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Great tracks just don't gel as an album
on 14 September 2001
This album is definitely Blur at their best. All the top hits of the 90s are here, yet after playing the album through, you are left wondering what's missing. Tracks such as 'There's no other way', 'End of a century' & 'Country house' have all become modern anthems, and individually deserve their place in the Blur hall of fame. However 'The Best Of' just does not have the completeness or flow of their 'Parklife' or '13' albums. Well done to Damon and the boys for participating in the mid-nineties peak of indie music, but was there really a need for this money-making exercise. All Blur fans shouldn't need this album, and though it is a great taster as to what they are all about; newcomers to their music should invest in their early albums or 13 for a more fulfilling picture.